I can start my lunch overlooking the Douro River and finish my dessert by the sea. Walking through the steep cobbled streets makes me feel that I deserve all the 2000 calories of my Francesinha. The numerous quintessential shops offer the possibility to admire traditional Portuguese designs while tasting the local products. Where else can I have coffee in an old art decó café that … Continue reading 24 Reasons why I easily fell in love with Porto
120 giant Shaun the Sheep sculptures, created by artists, designers and celebrities will go to auction in October to raise funds for The Grand Appeal and Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, supporting children in hospitals across the UK. Continue reading Shaun the sheep in London
At London’s heart Lord Nelson looks down on a vibrant sea of people hustling and bustling around Trafalgar Square. Today at the National Gallery doorstep, other kind of exhibition unveils – the Matsuri festival 2015. Strolling around the square we adventure into a not so unfamiliar culture, invited by stalls strategically placed along the path. Stopping in the crowded stands we are able to see: … Continue reading Just another Saturday in London
Is scuba diving on your bucket list? Have you always been fascinated by the underwater world? Or do you just love Nemo? Imagine a dry deep-sea diving experience without any of the hazards! Where you can be up close and personal with ocean sunfishes, stingrays and sharks from different heights of observation sites, or even be amused by the cutest otters you will ever see. … Continue reading Lisbon Oceanarium – A thumbs up experience
A Summer day in Kent… Continue reading ‘The Garden of England’ – Kent
With the hectic big city life is not often that we find time to ‘stop and smell the flowers’, to discover a place where we can engross ourselves on our own thoughts or just stop, and regroup. As per a surrealist twist of reality, in the very heart of London such place can be found! At just minutes from the Charring Cross train station Saint … Continue reading Lunchtime Concerts in London
I still remember the first time I saw a picture of an Archaeopteryx on the Biology school book. I have never been a big dinosaur admirer, although finding them fascinating I have always been drawn to the human body sciences. For some reason, the Archaeopteryx fossil remained engraved on my memory, possibly because it was the first fossil to support Darwin’s theory of evolution or … Continue reading Natural History Museum in London
A trip to the Zoo would always send me down a guilt trip – saving animals from ‘certain death’ by ‘sentencing them to life’. In an idealised world those creatures would be thriving on their unspoiled habitat! But then again, the majestic human race does not allow such thing. So yes, we still need to sentence some of those animals to life. The good news … Continue reading British Serengeti on my doorstep!